Day 1 at the Ashkenazium
5 Oct. 2021
The MA curriculum is inaugurated with Prof Chighel's course on Hermann Cohen's magnum opus, The Religion of Reason from the Sources of Judaism. Sandwiches are on the table. Xenophanes of Colophon looks on from the powerpoint presentation. A humble historical moment?
Building new campus
07 Jan. 2021
Dr Chighel meets with contractors to discuss the extensive renovations of the original Talmud Torah building, the oldest of its kind in Pest, on Vasvári Pál utca 5. During its last renovation, the building was divided internally into a complex of residential apartments. According to the new plans, the 1st level will be expanded into a large lecture hall. Two additional classes will be built on the 2nd level. The building will also have a comfy student lounge and various nooks and crannies to just "hang out."
07 Jan. 2020
Hungary to receive fresh batch of COVID-19 vaccines today. Ágnes Galgóczi of the National Public Health Center has confirmed that in addition to a new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine sufficient to inoculate 39,000 people, Hungary will take delivery of 3,600 doses of Moderna’s vaccine today. According to MTI, the new shipments will be used to continue the vaccination of Hungary’s healthcare staff and retirement home residents and employees. So far, 71,000 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country, she said.
The first public mention
04 Jan. 2021
The first public mention of the Ashkenazium in the January edition of the Hungarian Jewish magazine, Egyseg. The school is discussed by dean-to-be Dr Michael Chighel in his interview with Jonatán Megyeri. The interview appears online here in the Neokohn:Read source